Nagaoka MP-500 Moving Permalloy Phono Cartridge

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The top of the line Nagaoka MP500 builds on all the strengths of the MP300, and utilizes a line contact stylus for improved tracking, detail and channel separation. This is likely the finest high-output cartridge made today. Made in Japan.

"Thumbs firmly aloft then, for this excellent pick-up cartridge; it’s surely the best of its type around – and certainly the finest moving magnet that I have heard. If you’re not a fan of moving coils, and/or don’t want to rejig your system to accommodate them, then this is surely as good as it gets." - StereoNET

"A superb value." - Wall Of Sound

"Just replaced a Ortofon 2M Black LVB with the MP-500. Wow!...fuller, wider soundstage, separation of instruments, gorgeous midrange. I'm hearing details in recordings that I wasn't hearing with the 2M black. Highly recommended." SD

■ MP series's finest model 
■ Scraped aluminum frame adopted 
■ Output voltage: 3 mV (5 cm / SEC) 
■ Frequency response: 20 Hz to 25 KHz 
■ Channel separation: 27 dB (1 KHz) 
■ Channel balance: 1.0 dB or less 
■ Load Resistance: 47 KΩ 
■ Load Capacitance: 100 pF 
■ Cantilever: boron 
■ Needle tip: line contact · diamond 
■ Appropriate stylus pressure: 1.3 ~ 1.8 g 
Cartridge weight: 8 g 

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